Fold client offers unsupported project (

This seems a little off-topic but since the Fold client offers support for the climate prediction project I would have expected this to work.

I tried to set this up today and got as far as the client attempting to acquire work units at which point I receive the following error:

Master file download succeeded
Sending schedular request: Project initialization.
Requesting new tasks for CPU

Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Message from server: This project doesn’t support computers of type aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu

Is there any way around this using the Balena Fold BOINC client, or is it just unsupported on a Pi 4 ?

Looking for solution I found the article that describes similar problem. If you go to troubleshooting section, you’ll see a suggestion from author to add an entry in cc_config.xml file:


Another answer suggesting same:

Please, let us know if this works for you.

Hi @karaxuna, thank you for the prompt response and search expertise. I am not local to the hardware at the moment and I don’t fancy my chances in modifying system files remotely via the dashboard if that is possible (if it is and dead easy to do I am happy to learn something new today) so this will probably have to wait until the weekend. I will check it out though and let you know what happens.

You can use terminal on dashboard to run commands. That should be easy.

I couldn’t figure out how to do that via the dashboard but after a fair bit of hunting around among the various partitions of the physical card I eventually found what looks like the relevant file here:


… and found the following already in there:




So that would appear not to be the resolution to this problem. Any other suggestions would be gratefully received.

Hi Garry,

When we deployed Fold for Covid last spring, we worked closely with the Berkeley folks, who made a custom image for their BOINC project. As far as I know, the same support does not extend to other BOINC projects.


Hi John,

That’s OK and good to know. Thank you for taking the time to clarify.